Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Area map
Eurozone: Periphery Countries Restored External Balances, Recovery Follows?
econintersect.com - 5/22/2013 12:58:05 PM
Ongoing economic downturns have been the key driver of import ... The hope now is that the restoration of external balance in these countries will set the stage for meaningful recoveries. The debt burden from past borrowing remains, however ...
World Bank pledges $1 bln to aid peace in Africa's Great Lakes
YAHOO! SPORTS - 5/22/2013 1:19:33 PM
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The World Bank pledged $1 billion on Wednesday to fund development in central Africa's Great Lakes region in return for peace, but fresh fighting in eastern Congo underscored the challenges facing the area. World Bank President Jim ...
Course Source: Bell Bay Golf Club, World Golf Village
YAHOO! - 5/20/2013 5:22:19 AM
THE LAYOUT: Thomas McBroom, one of Canada's most noted designers, crafted 18 exceptional holes on Cape Breton Island with sweeping views of the Bras d'or Lake ... St. Augustine, the Ocean Course designed by Jack Nicklaus at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm ...
Developing countries to get bigger share of investments: World Bank
Reuters - 5/16/2013 11:20:48 PM
These nations and their comparatively younger and bigger populations are also set to become the largest sources of capital, with China and India turning into the world's two biggest investors by 2030, the global development lender said.
Casino City Releases 2013 Global Gaming Almanac with Latest Worldwide and Country-by-Country Gaming Statistics
MSN Money - 5/22/2013 1:55:21 PM
Newton, Massachusetts, May 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- May 22, 2013 - Casino City Press announces the release of the 2013 edition of Casino City's Global Gaming Almanac, which provides 664 pages of comprehensive, up-to-date market summaries ...
Squid fishing authorised in Argentinean-Uruguayan area
FIS - 5/22/2013 1:19:33 PM
The measure, established by Resolution 3/2013, was taken considering the available information on the presence of the resource in the area. Fishing will begin on 27 May. The Commission anticipated that the squid status will be assessed in its August ...
Chat show host Trisha Goddard puts luxury Norfolk country pile on the market for a cool £1.1million... knocking £600k off asking price
Daily Mail - 5/22/2013 1:05:14 PM
She has packed up her career in Britain and safely transported it across the pond. However Trisha Goddard can’t say the same about her luxury Georgian mansion. The TV presenter is yet to find a buyer for the property which is set in two acres ...
Should Euro-Area Exporters Worry About A Weaker Yen?
Seeking Alpha - 5/22/2013 12:58:05 PM
The final piece of the jigsaw is the response of Japanese exporters to a lower exchange rate. Should they hold yen export prices constant and let foreign-currency export prices fall, Japanese exporters would gain a huge competitive advantage. But ...
A Stronger World Trade Organization Is Good for America
Businessweek - 5/20/2013 5:03:50 PM
Over the past few weeks, much has been made about the transatlantic trade pact President Obama proposed in his State of the Union address, as well as the announcement that Japan will join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the U.S. hopes to ...
Developing Countries May Not Be Ready for Coming Increased Investment: World Bank
Insurance Journal - 5/17/2013 10:33:41 AM
As more capital flows from one developing country to another, known as South-South flows, China’s yuan currency and its monetary policy will have a greater impact on the rest of the world, reducing the influence of U.S. and euro area policies.
World Blood Donor Day is June 14
Evening Star - 5/22/2013 12:00:49 PM
FORT WAYNE —Each June 14 countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the campaign which is sponsored by the World Health Organization to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and to ...
Best-in-world car show comes to cottage country
NATIONAL POST - 5/18/2013 5:06:12 PM
And, to be honest, I never thought I’d experience the same kind of car show again. Then I learned about the Concours d’Elegance (meaning competition of elegance). These types of Concours — which happen in such achingly beautiful locations ...
Hundreds outside Fukushima affected by Japanese nuclear disaster seek compensation
FOX News - 5/21/2013 2:46:38 PM
Koji Otani, a lawyer representing hundreds of residents and evacuees from just outside Fukushima, points at the Hippo district of Miyagi prefecture as he speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The residents said ...
World Digest: May 19, 2013
Washington Post - 5/20/2013 5:50:57 AM
A U.S. Embassy employee accused of spying in Moscow flew out of Russia on Sunday, five days after he was ordered to leave the country, NTV reported ... three short-range missiles in the same area, officials said. North Korea routinely test ...
Country star Toby Keith says tornado-ravaged US hometown is 'strong and will persevere'
The Vancouver Sun - 5/21/2013 2:57:58 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - Country music performer Toby Keith says he grew up in the area near Oklahoma City that was hit by Monday's devastating tornado. Keith issued a statement saying the tornado devastated the Moore community in which he grew up. Keith says he ...